Duration
14 Nights
Fitness
Relaxed
Travel
29 Nov 2020
Destination
Queensland, Australia
As you set your sights on the wonders of the world, let Sapphire Princess indulge your every whim. Sail 14 nights along Queensland & Australia and see wonderful landscapes of the region discovering the rich wildlife from Airlie Beach to Willis Island.
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Enjoy a 14 night cruise on luxurious Sapphire Princess
  • All meals and onboard entertainment included
  • Explore Airlie Beach to the Great Barrier Reef and Port Douglas as your getaway to discover the Daintree Region

HOLIDAY INCLUDES
14 Night Cruise on Sapphire Princess
All meals onboard, anytime dining or traditional dining
Room Service (24 hours)
Casual Dining Venues
Beverages (Iced Tea, Lemonade, Water, Tea varieties, Non- Specialty Coffee)
Captain’s Welcome Champagne Waterfall Reception, Theme Night Parties
Entertainment: Movies Under the Stars, Discovery at SeaTM Onboard Activities Theatre/Production Shows & Guest Entertainer Shows
Activities: Bars, Nightclubs, Discos, Casino, Bingo, Dancing, Karaoke & Comedy, Library & Princess Book Club, Zumba Classes, Afternoon Trivia

SAIL DATE
  • Departs 29 Nov 2020

ITINERARY 
  • Day 1: Sun 29 Nov 2020 – Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Day 2: Mon 30 Nov – At Sea
  • Day 3: Tue 1 Dec – Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Day 4: Wed 2 Dec – At Sea
  • Day 5: Thu 3 Dec – At Sea
  • Day 6: Fri 4 Dec – Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia
  • Day 7: Sat 5 Dec – Yorkeys Knob (Cairns), Queensland, Australia
  • Day 8: Sun 6 Dec – Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia
  • Day 9: Mon 7 Dec – Willis Island, Australia
  • Day 10: Tue 8 Dec – At Sea
  • Day 11: Wed 9 Dec – Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Day 12: Thu 10 Dec – At Sea
  • Day 13: Fri 11 Dec – Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
  • Day 14: Sat 12 Dec – At Sea
  • Day 15: Sun 13 Dec – Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
For full itinerary information CLICK HERE
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WHY BOOK WITH MY DISCOVERIES?
At MyDiscoveries we want to help you make ‘one day’, today. Whether you’re into cruising or glamping, or if you’d prefer to holiday at home or abroad, we’re driven to make your holiday dreams come true. With over 20 years of travel experience, you can be sure we can create the right holiday for you. Can’t find what you’re looking for on our site? Call us on 1300 404 606 and one of our travel consultants can create an incredible package for you.
The MyDiscoveries 30 Day Booking Guarantee means that if you can’t get the travel dates you want within 30 days of buying the voucher, we’ll give you your money back
Pay over 5 x monthly, interest-free instalments. Credit card holders can spread their payments over 5 months on all MyDiscoveries holidays

FINE PRINT 
  • Valid for travel: 29 Nov 2020
  • Subject to availability at time of booking for new bookings only
  • Advertised prices are based on 23 Jan 20 on Golden Princess, on a twin and single package staying in an Inside cabin
  • All prices are subject to change at any time without notice
  • Valid for sales unless sold out prior
  • If you need to cancel your trip after travel has been confirmed, the travel operator may impose cancellation fees.  In addition, MyDiscoveries will charge a $100 per person cancellation fee. We recommend taking out travel insurance as soon as you have booked your travel dates so you have protection against emergency cancellations that might be needed.
  • Travel insurance not included, customers are advised to purchase appropriate cover.
  • Once your MyDiscoveries Voucher has been purchased you will be contacted by the MyDiscoveries Reservations team who will work with the tour operator to get you booked onto your preferred travel dates.
  • When booking in your travel dates, make sure you have your travel voucher number, traveller names and details of any special requirements (e.g. vegetarian etc)
  • The MyDiscoveries team will send an email to you confirming all of your booking information.
  • Excludes: Items of a personal nature, travel insurance, flights, shore excursions, speciality restaurants.

TO BOOK YOUR HOLIDAY, BUY ONLINE AT WWW.MYDISCOVERIES.COM.AU or CALL 1300404606
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Sun 29 Nov 2020 - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Departs 17:00 Victoria may be Australia’s smallest continental state, but Melbourne, its capital, is big on everything. With a population of 4.25 million people living in 59 separately named communities within 715 square miles, Melbourne is a sprawling city offering culture, art, fashion and friendly, sports-minded Australians. It is also an easy city to explore. At the heart of the city is the Golden Mile, the city’s governmental and commercial center, home to hotels, shops, restaurants and theaters. Originally part of New South Wales, Victoria became a colony in its own right in 1851. The discovery of gold propelled Melbourne’s growth to prominence and prosperity.
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Mon 30 Nov - At Sea

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Tue 1 Dec - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Arrives 07:00 – Departs 19:00 As your ship passes Harbour Heads, you are presented with the shimmering skyline of Sydney – hailed by many seafarers as “the most beautiful harbor in the world.” Two prominent landmarks, Harbour Bridge and the sail-like curves of the Sydney Opera House, grace the backdrop of this picturesque harbor. There is a wealth of adventure waiting in Sydney – from its cosmopolitan city center to miles of beautiful beaches and the Blue Mountains. Australia’s oldest and largest city was born in 1788 with the arrival of the “First Fleet” transporting 760 British convicts. Today, Sydney is the largest port in the South Pacific and is often voted the most popular destination in the South Pacific.
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Wed 2 Dec - At Sea

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Thu 3 Dec - At Sea

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Fri 4 Dec - Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia

Arrives 07:00 – Departs 17:00 Airlie Beach is your gateway to the Whitsunday Archipelago. These 74 islands feature pristine fringing reefs, calm, lagoon-like waters, and superb beaches. The archipelago is one of Australia’s premier playgrounds. The Whitsundays were once mountains. Rising seas at the end of the Ice Age formed the Whitsunday Passage between the islands and the mainland.
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Sat 5 Dec - Yorkeys Knob (Cairns), Queensland, Australia

Arrives 09:00 – Departs 19:00 The picturesque town of Yorkeys Knob, dominated by its dramatic headland, is your gateway to Cairns – one of Australia’s hottest vacation destinations. Cairns boasts three of Australia’s great natural wonders. Just offshore, immense bastions of living coral form the Great Barrier Reef. Sixteen miles of superb beaches stretch to the north of the city – the famed Marlin Coast. Inland lays the ancient rainforest of Daintree National Park. Cairns’ graceful, tree-lined esplanade was once the gateway to the gold fields of North Queensland. A travel tip – Cairns is pronounced “cans.”
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Sun 6 Dec - Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia

Arrives 07:00 – Departs 18:00 In 1877, the aptly named James Venture Mulligan struck pay dirt on Hodgkinson River, igniting the fabled North Queensland Gold Rush. At the height of the boom, Port Douglas boasted 12,000 residents and 27 hotels. Bust inevitably followed boom, and Port Douglas slid into decades of obscurity. Then came a second gold rush in the 1980s as tourists flocked to the North Queensland Coast. Located between the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area and the Great Barrier Reef, Port Douglas provides a perfect gateway to hardy adventurers en route to rainforest and reef. In addition to its nearby scenic wonders, Port Douglas boasts several resorts ranging from the Sheraton Mirage to the Daintree Eco Lodge and Spa in the heart of the rainforest.
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Mon 7 Dec - Willis Island, Australia

Arrives 09:00 – Departs 10:00 This tiny island measures in at just 1,600 feet long by 490 feet wide, though it is the only permanently inhabited island in the Coral Sea Islands Territory. You won’t find any neighborhoods, schools or homes here, however. The only structures on Willis Island comprise a weather monitoring station hosted by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, where just a handful of weather observers reside at any given time. Willis Island is one of several tropical islands sitting beyond the Great Barrier Reef in the Coral Sea Islands Territory, and is surrounded by thriving reefs where many creatures make their homes. Numbering into the thousands, Willis Island itself caters to many species of seabirds, including Masked, Brown and Red-footed Boobies that cry out nearly 24 hours a day. It is also an important nesting ground for turtles.
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Tue 8 Dec - At Sea

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Wed 9 Dec - Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Arrives 07:00 – Departs 17:00 Once considered the “country cousin” among Australian cities, Brisbane is today the nation’s third-largest metropolis – and one of the most desirable places to live in the country. Lying on the banks of the meandering Brisbane River, this cosmopolitan city boasts elegant 19th-century sandstone buildings, a lively cultural scene and superb parklands. Brisbane is also your gateway to uniquely Australian adventures, be it the theme parks of the Gold Coast or Queensland’s dazzling beaches.
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Thu 10 Dec - At Sea

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Fri 11 Dec - Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

Arrives 07:00 – Departs 17:00 In 1770, Captain James Cook christened Nobbys Headland on his journey north along the Australian coast. European settlement of Newcastle, however, began 17 years later when Lt. John Shortland sailed up a fine broad river while searching for escaped convicts. Shortland named the stream the Hunter River after Australia’s then Governor-General. During that short voyage the lieutenant also discovered vast deposits of coal. In 1804 the burgeoning mining settlement and lumber port was christened Newcastle after the famed English coal city. Newcastle, Australia, also served as a gateway to the rich lands of the Hunter Valley – a region producing internationally acclaimed wines by the mid-19th century. Christ Church Cathedral is the symbol of Newcastle. The restored church has survived both devastating earthquake and Japanese attack. In 1942, the Japanese submarine I-21 surfaced to shell the city and its dockyards.
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Sat 12 Dec - At Sea

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Sun 13 Dec - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Arrives 07:00 It’s time to say goodbye to Sapphire Princess! Welcome to Melbourne, Victoria’s capital. Enjoy the city before coming back home!
SAPPHIRE PRINCESS
As you set your sights on the wonders of the world, let Sapphire Princess indulge your every whim. Over 700 balconies, world-class gourmet dining and dazzling entertainment options are just the beginning of your sea-going adventure. Dance the night away, enjoy casino gaming or relax and rejuvenate body and mind at the Lotus Spa®.
Cabin categories
Inside Cabin
  • Approx. 158 to 162 sq ft.
  • Standard amenities include a hair dryer, refrigerator, TV, closet and bathroom with shower
Upgrade to an Oceanview Cabin
  • Approx. 146 to 206 sq. ft.
  • Standard amenities include a hair dryer, refrigerator, TV, closet and bathroom with shower
  • A spacious picture window for memorable views
Upgrade to a Balcony Cabin
  • Approx. 179 to 279 sq. ft., including balcony
  • Standard amenities include a hair dryer, refrigerator, TV, closet and bathroom with shower
  • Balcony with 2 chairs and table
  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors
Dining:
  • Anytime Dining: Just like a restaurant at home, the choice is yours! Anytime Dining enables guests the freedom to dine when and with whom they wish, at any time between 5:30 PM and 10 PM. Reservations are available through an onboard dining hotline, but not required, and diners may choose to eat only with their own group or be seated with other guests.
  •  Traditional Dining: This option allows you to dine at the same time each day and enjoy the same tablemates and waitstaff throughout your voyage. Choose from either early or late seating.
  • Crafted by Curtis Stone: In the Main Dining Room, savour fresh new cuisine designed by award-winning Chef Curtis Stone during every voyage.
  • You will also love: 
    • Chef’s Table Experience
    • Chocolate Journeys℠
    • Sabatini’s℠ (Italian speciality restaurant)
    • Crown Grill℠ (steakhouse speciality restaurant)
    • Vines (wine bar)
    • International Café
    • Horizon Court (buffet)
    • Prego Pizzeria
    • Trident Grill (burgers and hot dogs)
Activities onboard:
  • Discovery at SEA™ Programs
  • Festivals of the World
  • The Piazza
  • Shops of Princess
  • Art Gallery & Auctions
  • Photo & Video Gallery
  • Platinum Photography Studio
  • Freshwater Pools & Hot Tubs
  • Sports Court (basketball, volleyball, tennis)
  • Princess Links (putting course)
Entertainments onboard:
  • Movies Under the Stars®
  • Original Musical Productions
  • Music & Dancing
  • Vegas-style Casino
  • Featured Guest Entertainers
  • Princess Theater
  • Vista Show Lounge
  • Explorers Lounge
  • Skywalkers Nightclub
  • Wheelhouse Bar
Joyful rejuvenation:
  • The Princess Luxury Bed (on board in Oct. 2017)
  • SLEEP by Princess
  • The Sanctuary (retreat for adults)
  • Lotus Spa®
  • Lotus Spa® Fitness Center
  • Fitness Classes
What is included in The Deal? Please refer to the ‘Includes’ section in The Deal for details of what’s included. If you are unclear, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 1300404606 for more information.
Are there any health precautions or vaccinations that I need? We recommend you see your doctor at least six weeks prior to travel to get their advice and to allow time for any necessary vaccinations.
Can I arrange my flights with MyDiscoveries? MyDiscoveries is a full service travel agency and we can arrange flights to any destination. Call us on 1300404606 to get a personalised quote.
Do I need travel insurance? We always recommend that you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed. MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote for you – call us on 1300404606
Can MyDiscoveries organise my travel insurance? We always recommend that you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed. MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote at competitive rates for you – call us on 1300404606
When will my booking be confirmed? Once your MyDiscoveries holiday voucher has been purchased you will be contacted by a member of the MyDiscoveries Reservations team. MyDiscoveries will work with the tour operator to get you booked onto your preferred travel dates and will send you an email to confirm your booking information. If for any reason we are unable to book you onto your preferred dates please refer to the MyDiscoveries 30 Day Booking Guarantee to understand our refund policy. When booking in to your travel dates, make sure you have your travel voucher number, traveller names and details of any special requirements.
What is the cancellation procedure? / Can I cancel or make changes to my booking? If for any reason you need to cancel your booking, contact the MyDiscoveries Reservations team on 1300404606. Once we have received your verbal request for cancellation we will ask you to confirm the request in writing (email or post is fine) so that we can accurately start processing the cancellation. Make sure you include your travel voucher number and traveller names when requesting and confirming the cancellation. Please be aware that the travel operator may impose cancellation fees. In addition, MyDiscoveries will charge a AUD $100 per person cancellation fee for cancellations outside our 30 Day Booking Guarantee period.
I haven’t received my MyDiscoveries voucher yet. What do I do? If you have not received your voucher contact MyDiscoveries on 1300404606 and we will resend your voucher by email or post.
How fit do I need to be? We have graded all MyDiscoveries products with a fitness level. Relaxed, Moderate & Active. For more information on the MyDiscoveries Fitness Levels CLICK HERE
How do I take advantage of the 5 monthly payments plan? At time of booking online, you should be able to select our 5 monthly instalment plan as a payment option. If booking over the phone, please mention you wish to pay in 5 monthly payments and our team will ensure this is set up. This is a free of charge service that allows you to pay off your holiday in 5 equal payments. How does it work? Pay only 1/5th of the total of your Holiday at time of booking. Your remaining 4 payments will be taken automatically from the same credit card on the same day of the next 4 months. Easy!
Where can I find the full terms and conditions for MyDiscoveries? Specific terms and conditions for each holiday can be found in the Fine Print section of every holiday. Full terms and condition for My Discoveries can be found HERE (https://www.mydiscoveries.com.au/terms-conditions)
When will I receive my tour documentation? AAT Kings will post your travel wallet containing documents and luggage tags to MyDIscoveries approximately four weeks before your departure date. MyDiscoveries will then forward the information on to you. for Short Breaks and Day Tours E-documents will be emailed to you within 24 hours of full payment.
What type of clothes should I bring? If you are travelling on a Guided Holiday casual clothing that can drip-dry and are preferably lightweight. There is no need for lots of formal clothes, however you might like to include a few options to wear out for dinner.
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